Posts Tagged ‘ Free Running ’

Storm Freerun.

No, this has nothing to do with me trying to jump off buildings, or attempting any death defying stunts.  The Storm Team is a Parkour (Free Running) group that just released their first team video.  Check out all the high flying ridiculousness in the video below… and don’t try that at home.

The Craziest Stunt Reel Ever.

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First and foremost, let me give my sincerest apologies for the fuzzy picture above, but this is the only photo I could find of stuntman Damien Walters that comes anywhere near to his true level of bad-assery.  He’s appeared in movies like ‘Kick Ass’, Ninja Assassin, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, one of my all time favorites, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ and Ninja Assassin… (let that last one sink in for a second.  In ‘Ninja Assassin’, when the ASIANS’s couldn’t do their stunts, they called in a white guy.)   Walters hails from Durby in the U.K. and as you can tell from the video below, is no man to be taken lightly.  Check the method below, and click the picture aboce to check his official YouTube page.

Parkour… In The 1930’s.

Parkour – The non-competitive sport originating in France of traversing mainly urban landscapes by running, climbing and jumping. Free Runners run along a route, attempting to navigate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Skills such as vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling are employed. Parkour can be practiced anywhere, but areas dense with obstacles are preferable and it is most commonly practiced in urban areas.

This athletic art form is what most people would consider a fairly recent “trend”.  But when I came across this video, I realized that the physical acts involved in Parkour have been practiced as early as the 1930’s in the U.S.  Check the method below.

Jump City Seattle.

I know I’ve already said that I’m a huge fan of parkour, (the watching it part, not the actual jumping off of buildings part), and just like in one of my previous posts on the topic, I found a place where other could find excellent examples of the art.  Oddly enough though, this isn’t some fan-run website, or any Parkour addict’s blog.  It’s G4’s new show Jump City: Seattle.  Now I’m not exactly sure of the premise of the show, but all I can infer so far is that there will lots of awesome free running displays, and that the show will probably do for parkour what ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ did for urban dance.  Check the method below.